Abundance : the future is better than you think / Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler

Author(s): Diamandis, Peter H
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Subjects: Technological innovations--Forecasting
Technological forecasting
Technology--Social aspects
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st Free Press hardcover ed
Published: New York : Free Press, 2012
LC Classification: T
Physical Description: xi, 386 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Additional Authors: Kotler, Steven, 1967-
Notes: LCCN: 2011039926
ISBN: 9781451614213 (hc)
ISBN: 1451614217 (hc0
Summary: The authors document how four forces--exponential technologies, the DIY innovator, the Technophilanthropist, and the Rising Billion--are conspiring to solve our biggest problems. "Abundance" establishes hard targets for change and lays out a strategic roadmap for governments, industry and entrepreneurs, giving us plenty of reason for optimism
Includes bibliographical references (p. [305]-356) and index
Contents: Pt. 1: Perspective. Our grandest challenge -- Building the pyramid -- Seeing the forest through the trees -- It's not as bad as you think -- pt. 2: Exponential technologies. Ray Kurzweil and the go-fast button -- The singularity is nearer -- pt. 3: Building the base of the pyramid. The tools of cooperation -- Water -- Feeding nine billion -- pt. 4: The forces of abundance. The DIY innovator -- The technophilanthropists -- The rising billion -- pt. 5: Peak of the pyramid. Energy -- Education -- Health care -- Freedom -- pt. 6: Steering faster. Driving innovation and breakthroughs -- Risk and failure -- Which way next?
OCLC Number: 741542469
ISBN/ISSN: 9781451614213
1451614217